A lifelong love for rugby begins at Seattle.

Seattle Rugby Club is the largest youth club in Seattle. Founded in 1987, the Vikings run youth rugby programs throughout the metro area for 8-19 year old boys.

Offering spring 15-a-side rugby, and summer 7’s seasons, every boy has the opportunity to play rugby according to his age, interests, experience and ability.  

Vikings’ players represent the diversity of our community, coming from over 20 schools, both public and private.

Seattle RFC has a devoted staff including ten USA Rugby certified coaches, a certified athletic trainer and a committed parent support organization.

The club is sanctioned by USA Rugby and competes against other clubs throughout Washington and British Columbia, and travelling international high school teams.


History / MilestoneS

In 1966, the men’s Seattle Rugby Club was formed, a rag-tag bunch which emerged over 50 years to be a national championship-level side and regular supply of talent to the USA Eagles National Team. The men’s club even counts among its playing member young players who rose to international stardom, including Jarrod Cunningham (New Zealand Maori) and Frank Bunce (New Zealand All Blacks)

As the men’s club grew, and the ‘Black & Amber Heroes’ adopted the colors of New Zealand’s Waikato club, home of one of the clubs’ many ex-pat players.   

In 1987, with interest in youth rugby growing, Seattle RFC’s committed head coach Tony Smeeth formed the “Seattle Juniors,” featuring players from various north-side high schools. Smeeth subsequently coached the USA national team.

The ‘juniors,’ while a separate organization, affiliated with the men’s club in culture, colors and traditions, and remain close partners to the Seattle Saracens today.


State Championships

Washington State U19 Boys XVs – 2014

Washington State U19 Boys 7s – 2014

Washington State U17 Boys 7s – 2014

Washington State U19 Boys 7s – 2013

Washington State U17 Boys 7s – 2013


Travel & Tours

Ireland / Wales U17 and U19’s – 2013

California – 2010, 2011, 2012

Canada – Annually


Distinguished Players

Jeremy Nash – USA Rugby Eagles Men’s National Team

Martin Villafane – Argentina U-19 Team

Matt Brennan – USA Rugby High School All-American

Will Brennan – USA Rugby High School All-American

Finlay Bruce – USA Rugby High School All-American

Jope Motokana – USA Rugby Eagles MNT Trials

TC Elliott – USA Rugby Eagles MNT Trial